Episode 018 The Philipsburg Loop – Lakes, Mountains, Ghost Towns and Community!

by MT Rd Trippin' on October 8, 2014

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Here’s one of Southwest Montana’s beautiful drives!  There are many places to stay and many things to do while you’re in this area!  It’s what we call the Philipsburg loop!

And, it’s all on Highway 1!  We started in Anaconda and passed Discovery Ski Hill where skiing and mountain bike trails abound.  Then to Georgetown, Silver, Echo Lakes and Rock Creek where camping, swimming, fishing and boating are found.  And finally off to Philipsburg with it’s quaint shops, homes on hills, and historic architecture.  Visit Granite Ghost Town, just a hop and a skip away.

There’s so much to see and do on this loop.  You may need more than one day.  Enjoy staying overnight in Anaconda, Philipsburg or at the lakes (if in camping season).

 

THINGS TO SEE / DO:

Discovery Ski Basin’s Mountain Bike Park (summertime), Visit Georgetown, Silver and Echo Lakes, Rock Creek, Granite Ghost Town, Philipsburg’s Highlights: The Opera House, The Sweet Palace, The Museum, Sapphire Mining, and more!  Best advice the locals would give would be to park and walk!

THINGS TO BRING:

Camera, good walking shoes, water, spare tire, fishing pole, worms or flies, hat and anything else you might need!

WHERE TO STAY:

Plenty of vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts and other accommodations!

DIRECTIONS:

From Anaconda or Drummond take Highway 1 until you reach Philipsburg.

 

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Photography Copyright by Julie Langaker

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